Go look at the windows to see what you are up against. Wood? Metal? Very
old, ie Lead Paint hazard?
Flaking, chalky? Mildew? Often a heat gun and proper scrapers is a good
approach. I have never found wire brush on a drill to be the answer.
And if you have old potentially lead based paint, avoid making dust, and
avoid the fumes if you use a heat gun. You may need a mask. While you
are working, position yourself above the target area.
And what you did not learn in the Army (Never Volunteer), this job may
Retired and hacking wrote:
My experience with trying to use a wire brush for paint/varnish removal was
many years ago and a dismal failure. I would not recommend it. And,
depending on the number of windows, you will probably run the battery (ies)
down on that drill faster than you can recharge them, unless you have about
5 charged up and ready.
And if you have to go out and buy a scraper, make sure its a carbide
tipped scraper. I bought mine at Menards. These things stay sharp
On Sat, 02 Aug 2003 04:57:51 GMT, "Retired and hacking"
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